Subject: VPH newsletter: March 2015

_________VPHi news__________
March 2015  
Monthly newsletter of the Virtual Physiological Human 
for Integrative Biomedical Research
Plenty of funding opportunities for VPH in the Horizon 2020 draft Work Programme 2016-2017 
POLICY NEWS
EU’s expenditure on R&D shows an improvement
Despite the economic crisis, EU’s progress towards the EU2020 objective of spending 3% of GDP has shown an improvement. Read more
First steps towards a Digital Single Market Strategy
Ukraine joins Horizon 2020
The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and the need to protect Horizon 2020
Status of the Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulations
VPH COMMUNITY
Denis Noble's pioneering modelling work on the heart honoured at the Royal Society's 350 year Celebration 
Proceeding on the 6th IARWISOC published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library
The Systems Medicine Web Hub is online!
Read more
New opportunities for VPHi Students
VPHi board of directors approves a new plan to boost the VPHi membership for students. 
______ Avicenna news ______

Roadmap Writing Well Underway
Roadmap document starting to take shape. Read more
Prize-Winning ISCT Technology
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Interview on Avicenna with Marco Viceconti – Director of INSIGNEO
VPH EVENTS
§ Workshop "Perspectives for evaluation of interdisciplinary research in Europe"
27 April 2015, Brussels (Belgium)
§ Insigneo Showcase 2015
8 May 2015, University of Sheffield (U.K.)

§ Avicenna event 5
4-5 June 2015, Barcelona (Spain)
§ IMI Stakeholder Forum 2015
15 June 2015, Brussels (Belgium)
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